18-03-2020 03:03 PM
So I find myself working from home for the foreseeable future, like so many others.
So what are your tips for surviving at home and not being too distracted by everything else around you, or eating too many biscuits as you listen in on another conference call?
Looking forward to some useful tips I can try out to make my day a little easier and bearable!
18-03-2020 03:39 PM
I have a couple of tips I can share @chistery
I'm really looking forward to seeing everyone's hints and tips on this one!
18-03-2020 04:33 PM
As somebody that works from home at least 3 days a week - here's mine
1. Set up some dedicated 'work' space. Settees/bedrooms etc are never good for me! Having an area that is for work makes it much easier and then pens/pads aren't everywhere in the house too
2. TV off, radio on.
3. Don't beat yourself up - work what you need to work. If you need to put the washing in, put the washing in. Go for a walk. Give yourself 30 minutes for lunch. I often feel guilty doing mundane stuff like that when I'm at home but you shouldn't
4. Talk to people - I often find myself worrying about what people are thinking of me at work, whether I'm doing the right things etc but conversations help. Be honest about how you're feeling, look for feedback regularly & just give yourself a bit of a break
5. Custard creams - lots of them 🙂
18-03-2020 07:29 PM
Great tips there @LiamD!
I totally agree with making sure you talk to people, it's really important to stay connected. Whether that's with your colleagues or anyone else.
I have an excellent timer for when I've finished work. The cat seems to know precisely when I have done a full shift (no matter what time I start) and will come and headbutt the laptop until I either explain to him that I'm not finished (yes, I do explain to the cat) or I close the laptop.
18-03-2020 08:30 PM
I work for Greggs, can I work form home 🤣
19-03-2020 09:05 AM
Some good tips there @LiamD!
I'm quite bad at my work/life balance. My watch tells me if I've been inactive too much, can often see periods where I've just been sat at my desk for 2 or three hours. Need to try and remember to get up and just walk about and detach from work for a bit.
I do like having the radio on though, Radio 2 for me, as I'm of a certain age 👴.
11-04-2020 12:31 PM
I find sticking to a routine is important. Dress as you would for work, and if you can, set up in either a spare room or a garden office, anywhere but the living room or kitchen. Also, if you have children, make it clear that while you are "in your office" that you should not be disturbed. Hope this helps.